Leica Firmware of Leica M240 coming, this update will include new features like blue lines for focus peaking,
take a look at the major features below coming in upcoming firmware update
- Add blue lines for focus peaking
- Exposure compensation will work without pressing and holding down the button on the front
- Ability to set minimum and maximum ISO for auto setting as well as minimum shutter speed
- Improved virtual horizon / leveling overlay to live view
- Other improvements
The update is coming on May 24th, 2014… the date is also important because the long rumored Leica T Type 701 camera is also coming on the same date.
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The X-T1 features 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the X-Trans architecture based sensors doesn’t require / need low pass filter inside the, so you will get sharpness + all details at 100% when best available lenses used with X-T1. The sensor features ISO range upto 100-51200 and top continuous shooting speed up to 8fps.
The X-T1 comes with HYBRID AF SYSTEM that combines phase and contrast based technologies, Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking are two tech present in X-T1 help you when you are using manual focus.
SO from above details it is very clear that the X-T1 is a excellent machine and will give you desired output when you will use recommended set of lenses used…
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Upcoming Leica T Type 701 Camera Teaser surfaced over the web, as you can see above the Leica website is showing “About The Essence ” written in aluminum alloy (or similar) metal sheet, we have said earlier the product will be announced on 24th April 2014 (see here). A reminder about the rumored specification below
Leica T type 701 Major Specification
- Leica T type 701 will have a APS-C sensor
- Optional EVF
- Made in Germany (very solid built)
- The new T lenses coming (include primes and zooms)
- Touchscreen LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- A new adapter that will let you use M lenses on the T body will also be announced
The price is rumored to be around $3000, See all rumors related to Leica T Type 701 Camera
src – us.leica-camera.com
Its a new trend in digital photography coming “shoot first and focus later”, the technology first introduced by Lytro in its light field camera (see at Amazon) after that Nokia introduced it re-focus app for windows phone, HTC also joined the force by announcing HTC M8 smartphone and finally google introduced “google camera app” the features DSLR type shallow depth of field and bokeh effects, however the app is currently limited to very high-end android OS based smart devices.
The app virtually simulate different aperture sizes to achieve desired bokeh effect, so theoretically now a smartphone can do everything for you just like a DSLR..
Download the app for your smartphone
Samsung NX3000 name appear over the Korean Indonesian radio communication management page, the specification or any other details not available yet but it will be a mid range mirrorless camera with a decent core specification, expected announcement date is May 2014.
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A new patent surfaced over the web that shows Canon 24-70mm F2.8 lens with built in Image Stabilization, the a patent literature generally take 1 to 2 year to become a real product.
Patent details translated by google
Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2014-52413,2014-52445
- Publication date 2014.3.20
- Filing date 2012.9.5
- Example 1
- Zoom ratio 2.75
- Focal length f = 24.7-35.21-68mm
- Fno. 2.9
- Half angle ω = 41.21-31.57-17.65 °
- Image height 21.64mm
- 223.94-207.87-180.56mm overall length of the lens
- BF 38.31mm
Just like Lytro camera (see example video here) or like recently announced HTC M8 smartphone (working principle) Panasonic may also announce a M4/3 camera in upcoming year with Shoot First, Focus Later technology.
Latest patent litterateur shows that a new sensor with two layers of photosensitive cells, we don’t know the real tech behind this, since it is difficult to cover the total depth of image plane with just to active photo sensitive layers, but we hope that may see a real M4/3 Shoot First, Focus Later camera in next 1 to 2 year from Panasonic.
more details available at source